rated r superstar

Rated R Superstar Nails Snapper Sinclair In Essex Photo

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Cipriano Contreras’ Rated R Superstar, claimed for $62,500 at Churchill Downs in November, jumped up to win this Saturday’s $350,000 Essex Handicap at 14-1, defeating 5-1 chance Snapper Sinclair by a head in a photo finish. The 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy, ridden by Walter De La Cruz for conditioner Contreras, […]

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‘Immensely Talented’ Irish War Cry Takes On Nine In Pimlico Special

One of the leading sophomores in the country last year over the winter and into late spring, Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry gets another chance to regain that winning form as an older horse in Friday’s historic $300,000 Pimlico Special at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 48th running of the 1 3/16-mile Pimlico Special for 3-year-olds […]

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‘Particular’ Rated R Superstar, Consistent Something Awesome Headed To Pimlico Special

Radar Racing’s multiple graded-stakes winner Rated R Superstar will make his 25th career start and fifth of 2018 in the historic $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. “Definitely,” trainer Ken McPeek said. “He’s coming.”   Rated R Superstar, a gelded 5-year-old son of multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Kodiak Cowboy, is exiting the 1 […]

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Rated R Superstar Defeats Favored Chip Leader In Ben Ali Stakes

Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar provided a bit of an upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland, posting a 6-1 victory over the 9-5 favorite Chip Leader. The 5-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy was at the rear of the field behind a mile pace, but Javier Castellano sent him after the leader […]

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Rated R Superstar Flies Late To Win Carry Back Stakes

Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday in Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes, flying up the center of the track late to defeat Awesome Banner by three-quarters of a length. The sophomore son of Kodiak Kowboy covered seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:22.09 under […]

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BC Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies Notes: Isotherm Looking For First Dirt Win

Cocked and Loaded – Richard Ravin and Patricia’s Hope’s Iroquois winner Cocked and Loaded galloped 1 1/4m on the main track for trainer Larry Rivelli. The son of Colonel John broke his maiden over the Keeneland surface at first asking on April 9 for trainer John Hancock and was privately purchased by the Chicago-based duo […]

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BC Juvenile Notes: Rivelli’s Cocked And Loaded ‘Doing Perfectly’

Richard Ravin and Patricia’s Hope’s Cocked and Loaded, a winner last out in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ‘Win and You’re In’ Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs, is impressing trainer Larry Rivelli with his progress since his aforementioned Sept. 12 victory. A winner of three of five, including the Tremont Stakes in June, the son of […]

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G2 Winner Exaggerator Tunes Up For Breeders’ Futurity

Big Chief LLC’s Exaggerator put in his final work for the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (GI) on Oct. 3 at Keeneland going five furlongs in 1:01 with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard. “He looked awesome,” said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux. “He was real strong and galloped out nice “His progression back has been […]

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McPeek Eyes Breeders’ Cup Races For Dothraki Queen, Rated R Superstar

Trainer Kenny McPeek enjoyed a successful Saturday with a couple of his 2-year-olds. Dothraki Queen and Rated R Superstar put up solid efforts with a victory in the Pocahontas (GII) and a second-place finish in the Iroquois (GIII), respectively. The performances by both 2-year-olds have McPeek setting his sights on the Breeders’ Cup with possibly […]

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Cocked And Loaded Takes Iroquois Stakes, Derby Points

Cocked and Loaded, who was coming off back-to-back losses in stakes races in New York and Chicago, is now the points leader on the 2016 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” following a strong return-to-form two-length victory under jockey Emmanuel Esquivel in the 34th running of the $150,000 Iroquois Presented by U.S. Bank (Grade III) for […]

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